JULY 2, 2008
This recent series of sketchbook pages suggested an oblique (at best) and moderately sarcastic rumination on America, July 4th, and the futility of War and the bottomless capacity to Forget what's actually going on. Whatever. In my defense, the sketches always came first and the narrative came second --if it came at all.
Welcome to a land teeming with a myriad of life forms and other serious inhabitants.
But all is not well: war and its excesses ravage some while others are left to wonder.
Now that that's over, we get to relax and horse around some. Hotcha!
Despite the National Pastime and the National Anthem, the natives are still mad as Hell. Some people just don't get Independence Day!